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? >> voters go to the polls in venezuela, president hugo chavez casting his vote earlier today saying he'll accept the results of his nation's vote and the polls closing hours ago in considered to be the toughest test in his nearly 14 years in power. and steve harington live from miami. why is that important. >> it's important to the u.s., what happens in venezuela. the country with the world's largest oil reserve. the u.s. gets 10% of its oil from venezuela. and also because hugo chavez had the sharpest criticism and forged close ties for iran. almost anyone other than hugo chavez in office would be a real net gain. >> harris: well, steve, what potentially could happen here, could chavez actually lose? >> this is really the first time in almost 14 years in power when there are analysts experts who think hugo chavez will be tested and he could actually lose this time around. keep in mind all that hugo chavez has been fighting against in the law few years in office. he's had cancer for the past year, two operations, they haven't been specific about what kind of cancer. inflation is out of
in native tongue] bill: socialist president hugo chavez winning a third term, turning back the most serious challenge to his office in 14 years. his margin of victory, much narrower than usual. his challenger promised to take venezuela in a whole new direction. there are many questions how this all went down with accusations on widespread election fraud. steve hair began on that story much later. we're just getting started, patti ann. patti ann: possible break about a missing little girl in colorado a new clue leading the investigation into a brand new direction. bill: what one lawmaker found at on his own fact-finding mission in the country only a day before congressional hearings start this week. patti ann: has the campaign momentum shifted into republican governor romney's favor. the candidate enjoying rock star status on the trail. massive crowds meeting him on every stop. so has the game changed? a fair and balanced debate coming up. >> he wants another stimulus? how did the officers one work out? we know where that leads. we've seen the last four years. we don't want four more years l
. >> shep: the leader who called george w. bush the devil locked up his third six-year term. hugo chavez celebrated his closest victory yet from a balcony in caracas. thousands of supporters danced in the streets below as their leader vowed to expand his socialist agenda. this time around, the constant american critic won the election by roughly 11 points. it was a much bigger margin in 06. he won by 27 then. his opponent accused him of using the oil wells to finance his campaigns. there is evidence he may have done that. steve harrigan has more. this was a fair win? >> shepherd, the opposition is conceding defeat, but also at the same time making real complaints. saying that chavez used tens of millions of dollars of government oil money to pretty much buy votes, spend it on public housing and spend it on pensions. so much so that there is real concern that the currency may have to be devalued pretty soon, shep. >> shep: steve, is there anything to come out of this that's positive for the united states? >> i think for u.s. policy makers, it is positive that this election was largely pea
in venezuela on sunday because hugo chavez of course sits on top of a lot of oil down there. right now, the opposition is leading the last poll, and it a lot of people wonder if chavez will give up power if he loses and could this thing turn into a revolution. romney needs to be ready to go in case that situation sort of blowing up, right as he's giving the speech. >> both good suggestions. >> i would have governor romney include in his speech a list of questions for the president, saying, asking questions that we're not getting answers to from anybody else in the administration, with respect to what happened in benghazi, what happened in libya. these are questions if he asks them directly, will force them into the mainstream media discussion and the president will have no other alternative, but to answer them. >> i think you should have won. lastly, quickly, what's the most significant moment in the presidential race so far? it should be pretty easy, i think, steve? >> i would actually say the debate. i know we're only a couple of days from it, but you had a narrative that was really
pot politics dictate security. >> hugo chavez has been re-elected to serve a third term in office with 54 percent of the vote. he defeated his opposition candidate in one of the closest elections in years. it comes months after he under went cancer treatment. two major chinese tell communication firms looking to do business here or are they looking to spy on us? >> if i were an american company today and i tell you this as chairman of the house select committee on intelligence and you were looking at roy way i would find another vendor if you care about your intellectual property care about consumer's privacy and care about the national security of the united states of america. >> that is a strong warning from house intelligence committee chairman. the largest of telecommunications equipment and zte they both want to expand in the u.s. a new report says they would spy and commit other cybercrimes. they both have close ties to china's government. they deny any intention of spying. >>> the space tech dragon blasting off cape canaveral. headed to the international space station. take
case handed over to f.b.i. on tuesday. bret? >> bret: thank you. venezuelaen president hugo chavez survived his biggest re-election challenge. he gets a third consecutive six-year term. he won by 10 percentage point against the state governor who accused him of unfairly using the country oil well. to finance his campaign. new poll show the race in u.s. tightening. we talk about the state of the race with the fox all-stars when we come back. wooohooo....hahaahahaha! oh...there you go. wooohooo....hahaahahaha! i'm gonna stand up to her! no you're not. i know. you know ronny folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than a witch in a broom factory. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. like in a special ops mission? you'd spot movement, gather intelligence with minimal collateral damage. but rather than neutralizing enemies in their sleep, yoargeting stocks to trade. well, that's what trade architect's heat maps do. they make you a trading assassin. trade architect. td ameritrade's em
depressing. worrying, too. call for an amped war on terror. " we told you monday venezuelan president hugo chavez has been re-elected. the "guardian reports he brandished the sword of his hero. bolivar. and promised to further his got brand of socialism. obama administration reacted to the news this way. "we congratulate the venezuelan people on the high level of participation, as well as on what was a relatively peaceful election process." white house press secretary jay carney noted the u.s. has differences with chavez. nbc news describe supporters' reaction as an emotional moment in history. chavez endorsed president obama earlier this month. big bird wants the presidential campaign to lay off. people behind "sesame street" are asking that the cash cow considerable canary be excluded from any further advertising. correspondent shannon bream reports it's just the late esturn in what has become in the minds of many a foul saga in this race. >> you may be used to seeing him hanging out on a quiet neighborhood street. but since being mentioned in last week's presidential debate -- >> i like
bender and the note he left behind. note ♪ -- ♪ ♪ ♪ >> >> gretchen: hugo president chavez reelected to a four term with 53 percent of the vote. also california governor gerry brown taking drastic steps to lower gas prices and ordering the stations sell the cheaper winter blind. steve? >> steve: fill her up. brand new national polls show mitt romney ahead of president obama. he got himself a bump. cue the attacks. a week ago paul rhine was asked to explain the math of a tax cut and he said i don't have time. governor mitt romney had a massive performance and the underpenings of that was dishonest f. you are willing to say anything to get elect make up your positions, american people have to understand how they can elect you. >> steve: is calling mitt romney and ryan a good strategy. here to weigh in is washington insider amelia and democrat pollster marjorie. good morning to both of you. >> margey. it does sound like according to the new york times, 10 minutes before the end of the debate they were on a conference call talking about he stunk up the place. we'll have to go full steam
to resist the failed ideology of hugo chavez and the castro brothers and deepen ties with the united states on trade and energy and security. but in all these places, just as in the middle east, the question is asked, where does america stand? i know many americans are asking a different question, why us? i know many americans are asking whether our country today with our ailing economy and our massive debt and after 11 years of war is still capable of leading? i believe that if america doesn't lead, others will. others who don't share our interests, and our values, and the world would grow darker for our friend, and for us. america's security and the cause of freedom can not afford four more years like the last four years. i'm running for president because i believe the leader of the free world has a duty to our citizens, and to our friends everywhere to use america's great influence wisely, with solemnity and without false pride and also firmly and actively to shape events in ways that secure our interests, further our values, prevent conflict and make the world better, not perfect but be
. [♪...] >>neil: hugo with hugs, con gratulat chavez on a job well done, our ambassador bolton is worrying. what do you think of the way we reacted? >>guest: it was a mistake. this is little doubt there is a lot corruption in the election. the control of the media that chavez has been able to put in place is extraordinary. the use of government resources to campaign and to buy votes. it could be chicago-style politics that attracted the approval that we gave but it certainly is no example to follow. it is bad news for us and bad news for the people of venezuela. >>neil: obviously you didn't get the memo from jimmy carter who applauded their election process. >>guest: this is a sad commentary on the ability of these kinds authoritarian figures to perpetuate themselves and the power and the prospect of another six years of chavez and what he might do inside venezuela, and what he would do to other fragile democracies in the hemisphere and what he might do to us is truly troubling. >>neil: he is trying to go after u.s. multinational oil concerns there, and many argue that with this new lease on lif
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